Cardura - a drug against hypertension.

The pharmacological action of Cardura

Cardura drug used for pressure reduction in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Admission Cardura one p / night is hypotensive effect, which lasts even 24 hours. The pressure decrease is observed in 2-6ch. after administration. At the same time it observed that in patients with hypertension, approximately the same pressure occurs in the supine position, standing. In addition, given the fact that there is a link between lipid metabolism and hypertension with atherosclerosis, Cardura, influencing both the pressure and lipid metabolism, is a means to prevent the development of ischemia.

Active substance Cardura - doxazosin, which reduces left ventricular hypertrophy, infarction, platelet aggregation slows.

There are reviews of Cardura, that means increases insulin sensitivity in patients with problems of its synthesis. Also positively respond that Cardura no effect on the erectile function in men. Through research, during which found that patients with hypertension receiving doxazosin less experienced erection problems than patients who took other drugs to reduce the pressure.

Cardura does not violate the metabolism, so they can be used in patients with bronchial asthma, diabetes mellitus, older patients, patients with cardiovascular failure.

In the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia, prostate cancer Cardura improves urodynamics, reduces the symptoms of the disease.

Good reviews of Cardura used for 48 months as a maintenance therapy for prostatic hyperplasia. The study also proved the safety of prolonged use of funds.

Product form

Cardura is available in tablets.


According to the instructions prescribed Cardura arterial hypertension as a first-line therapy to control the level of pressure.

If Cardura monotherapy is ineffective, the patient begins to give diuretics from the group thiazides, calcium ion antagonists, angiotensin converting factor, beta adrenergic blockers.

Cardura is also carried out at the appointment of benign prostate hyperplasia prostate. Using the drug, and patients with urinary retention.

Instructions for use Cardura

 Cardura tablets
 Cardura taken in the morning, in the evening.

When arterial hypertension Cardura provide one p / night 1-16mg. Treatment starts with receiving the lowest dose of 1 mg during week two. The following week, the two increase the dose to 2 mg per day. If there are indications, the dosage can be increased at regular time intervals - up to 4, 8, 16mg per day. The average dosage is sufficiently effective 2-4mg / day.

In benign prostatic hyperplasia, prostate Cardura according to the instructions prescribed in doses of 1 mg / day. The dosage of the drug can be increased to 2-4mg with a break 7-14dn. Permissible daily dose - 8 mg / day. The effective daily dose - 2-4mg.

side effects

There are reviews of Cardura, causing hypertension in patients with orthostatic pressure fluctuations, fainting, headaches, drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, rhinitis, fatigue, asthenia, malaise.

Patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia are the same usually observed side effects that hypertensive patients.

Also, when using the drug were noted such side effects: dry mouth, gynecomastia, priapism, cholestasis, hepatitis, liver samples change, jaundice, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, flatulence, dyspepsia, leukopenia, pupura trombotsitopenicheskuya, postural hypotension, joint and muscle pain, muscle weakness, muscle contraction, sleep disorders, anorexia, agitation, hyperexcitability, depression, erectile problems, alopecia, pruritus, rash, dysuria, voiding, nocturia, hematuria, dysuria, urinary incontinence, weight gain, pain, hot flashes, hypersensitivity reactions.


Cardura drug is contraindicated for instructions if there is intolerance to quinazolines, doxazosin.

With care prescribe a drug to pregnant, lactating women.